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crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
was just a time- passer and he wasn't even a big enough presence for the obama administration to fight for him to be their secretary of health and human services. i don't necessarily mean it as an insult to him or to the senate but let's face it, most of our elected officials even in the world's greatest deliberative chamber are interchangeable. >> you wrote this. "in a world where our choices aren't limited to john boehner and nancy pelosi, the survivors envy the dead." >> yes, i think that's true. >> and explain that? >> what "the declaration of independents" is about is how throughout virtually every aspect of our lives we are seeing greater individualization, personalization, the ability to mongrelize and hybridize our lives and our enjoyments and our very identities, and yet in politics we are still stuck between dr. jekyll and mr. hyde it's the wolf man versus frankenstein. who is really going to get fired up over nancy pelosi on the one hand or john boehner on the other. they are proxies or short-hands for the incredibly narrow range of choice that we actually have in elected of
's been validated. and to us, that means a lot. >> reporter: the big apple will usher in the first day of legalized same-sex marriage with back-to-back ceremonies. the city clerk's office originally planned to wed 764 couples on sunday. it announced it would expand hour to make sure all 823 who registered could marry. new york city's mayor, michael bloomberg, is also marking the first day with a special evening ceremony at gracie mansion. he will officiates the marriage of his chief policy adviser and consumer affairs commissioner. >> this is about celebrating our relationship, but in many ways it's really about our children who have often asked us why we aren't married. and so we've involved them in every step of the way. >> reporter: businesses are also hoping to be there every step of the way. florist owner grayson handy expects his business to double in the coming year. >> i think we're going to see a tremendous amount of money coming our way. >> reporter: and for new york state, a recent report estimates the new law could generate more than $300 million in revenue, tourism, and ta
shutdown in minnesota. >> that's the part -- no beer. >> big problem. a lot of beer that won't be on the shelves. >>> the president's right-hand man on jobs. jeffrey immelt talks about how they plan to get america working again unchlgth fire under fire. >> gunfire all around us. we are rushing out of this area. with dha and essential nutrients also found in mother's milk. purina puppy chow. right now, go to priceline for a sneak peek at recent winning and better than ever! hotel bids to find where you n save up to 60% on hotels. * we'll even email you other people's winning bids, so you'll know what price to name. *á with new hotel bid alerts, from priceline. >>> welcome backing to "american morning." all enemies of india possible suspect this morning after three bomb blasts rocked the country's largest city during rush hour yesterday. 18 people were killed. that's down from 21. and now yesterday, 131 are wounded. officials say these attacks were coordinated by terrorists. but there have been no arrests. india is denying that they were -- missed any warning signs. >> the fac
. they do, however, believe she's no longer in central florida. when she left the jail, you saw the big crowds there. there were people yelling "killer" in that crowd as she got into the suv and left. there is a great deal of emotion still unresolved around this case. we saw a lot of people getting together who were doing something peaceful with those emotions over the weekend. they went to the site where caylee anthony's body was discovered and held a march from that site to the anthony home. all to remember the child whose death started all of this. it was a very solemn occasion. a lot of people walking in the street. at one point it was reported there were cars lined up on the road about a half mile long of people just parking on the roadside going into those woods where her body was discovered to go to that spot and remember that little girl. again, a great deal of emotion. people trying to process all of this on their own. but casey anthony at the moment is still staying out of the public eye even though she has a lot of legal entanglements she will still have to address in the mon
. the big mistaking that had people thinking they had gotten the bargain of the year. >>> but first, here are your options. resign or be fired. that is the ultimatum that was just given to nearly 200 educators tied to one of the largest school cheating scandals in u.s. history. it was just over a week ago, a state investigation revealed 178 teachers, including 38 principals, woulding at 44 schools cheated for students on standardized tests in atlanta. on monday, interim superintendent erroll davis replaced four superintendents and one principal in the atlanta public school scandal. now a letter has been sent to the 178 teachers, principals and administrators who were on the state investigative report as either confessing to or being implicated in the cheating. davis has ordered that educators resign by next wednesday or they will face termination. he says the culture inside the school district has to change. >> people failed children, they cheated. and we can't allow that to happen and we can't allow anyone who was involved with that to remain in our system. >> now, staff replacement may
. >>> it will be a big day in the casey anthony murder trial. closing arguments in that murder trial is just a few hours away. court is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. casey anthony, as you know, accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee yesterday. there was a vigil for caylee near the spot where her body was found. the case expected to go to the jury after closing arguments. this all began in late may. casey anthony facing seven charges, including capital murder. that means she could face the death penalty if she's found guilty. the defense and prosecution both wrapped up their cases last week. casey anthony decided not to testify in her own defense. more on that throughout the morning. >>> also, a jailhouse phone call is raising more questions about the accuser in the dominique strauss-kahn sexual assault case. the former chief of the international monetary fund was released from house arrest on friday. mr. strauss-kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid and last week prosecutors said the accuser's story raised credibility questions. cnn national correspondent susan
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by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," monday, july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a really rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the meantime, another major story, the fact of this heatwave. millions of americans are sweltering in this dangerous heat and humidity today. how long will it last? how bad will it be? well, al has the fore
. these are big proximate but we're a big country and we'll solve it. >> reporter: now, the main issue he's going to have to teal with is why he decided to hire andy colson who was later arrested as part of the investigation into the phone hacking. this is something that was brought up yesterday in the hearings and it turns out that his chief of staff actually warned the british police not to brief the prime minister on these phone hacking issues. lawmakers today are clearly going to try to get to the bottom of this as you can imagine from the opposition labor party. >> david cameron said he didn't know about this either. thanks so much. >> it's going to be hard to top the intensity of what happened yesterday. the theater of yesterday's phone hacking hearings. two hours after telling parliament it was the most hufble day of his life, rupert murdoch took a pie in the face. a 26-year-old man armed with a pie full of shaving cream nails rupert murdoch from behind saying you greedy billionaire and it didn't take long for murdoch's wife there, leapt to her husband's defense. she tried to clock the guy
reform. it is quite a big undertaking considering there isn't a lot of time left but certainly some movement that we have seen since yesterday, guy. >> any specifics? i think important people who are listening to the process of what's happening in washington, what this means for people over a longer period of time is fewer services and smaller government and maybe higher taxes or higher cost of living your life as the services go away. i mean, all of these have amazing and long lasting ramifications for how we live our lives. my specifics? >> huge long -- no. honestly in terms of the specific, i mean, we can talk generally about where the cuts would come from, entitlements, defense spending, you can see how that would affect different people and the nation as a whole. specifics, no, i think we are going to be getting, obviously, more details on that to come. let's just take a look at some of the things that some of the folks who are coming here to the white house are going to demand because, remember, president obama is hosting eight members of congress, top two democrats and top tw
a moment ago, l.a. is gearing up for gridlock. you might be thinking, well, what's the big deal? it's l.a. they are used to gridlock on their highways. but this is different. they are calling it carmageddon, and it's set to begin soon. but first, let me give you a update on where we are with the debt negotiations going on in washington, d.c. at 4:15, that's a little more this an hour from now, the talks are set to resume right there at the white house. now, it was this time yesterday we told you that these talks were getting a bit testy. the two sides, why not be getting testy, are under pressure of an august 2nd deadline to get a deal to raise the debt ceiling or risk a u.s. government default on its bills. well, last evening we are told things became even more testy, extremely heated. we'll get to more on that in just a moment, but first an extremely urgent call within the past half hour from the treasury secretary himself. take a listen. >> the eyes of the country are on us, and the eyes of the world are on us, and we need to make sure we stand together and send a definitive signal t
the arrest of rebekah brooks. she's out on bail right now, but her arrest over the weekend a big surprise. >> reporter: yeah. i mean, she was -- the length that she was detained for was incredible as well. 12 hours she spent -- more than 12 hours in a police station in london answering questions, and she wasle only released around midnight last night local time. so that was a huge development in this. she's out on police bail now, but that doesn't mean she's excused from appearing before a committee of mps tomorrow london time. she's still going to turn up and be careful about what she says, and the politicians are going to have to be careful about what they ask her as well. there could be a trial down the track if she's charged, and therefore they're going to make sure under the rules here that they don't sort of prejudice any forthcoming trial. nevertheless i think she's going to get a pretty tough interrogation at the hands of politicians as will her former bosses rupert and james murdoch who appear now separately from her before the same committee tomorrow afternoon. >> dan, let me as
. the scandal now spanning across the atlantic and claiming its first big victim on this "american morning." >>> and good morning. welcome, everybody. it is friday, july 15th. i'm soledad o'brien. you are watching snoonk kiran is off, christine is off, welcome soledad. good to see you. >> thank you. we have a lot to do today. let's get right to it. serious new pressure on rupert murdock and his global media empire. the justice department says it's now investigating the claims that one of its tabloids tried to hack 9/11 victims' phones. a report in another british tabloid, "the mirror" quoting a source who says "news of the world," the newspaper which folded under the pressure of the hacking scandal, hired an investigator to try to tap the phones. now lawmakers, law enforcement, and 9/11 families are all demanding the truth. >> susan candiotti following the latest for us on this and breaking, one casualty of the news international, rebekah brooks has resigned. >> the question is, does this mean that the walls are crumbling at news corp. it's too early to say, bulls this is a crack in the wa
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. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
of oil in the area. one of the big issues we have in this area, you have a wonderful fi fish, a trout that happens to be a surface feeder. when they go up to the higher surface of the water, it interacts with the oil and that can cause a lot of damage. very swift moving river. it will help break up the oil, which will make it much easier to disperse. bad and good news mixed in. back to you. >> reynolds, thank you very much. >> you bet. >>> no holiday if you're running for the white house. paul steinhauser is joining us. >> you're working. i'm working. >> they might as well work. >> it's a good day to do it, too. a lot of parades and events. they're going to all those important early voting states. take a look at the map. michele bachman, newt gingrich, rick santorum, where will they be? iowa. mitt romney and jon huntsman will be marching in the same parade in new hampshire. herman cain will be at philadelphia's hall. no holiday at all, as you said, for the presidential candidates, kyra. >>> speaking of the fourth of july, it seems a lot of americans need to go back to school. >> yeah,
for the cause of the second big vegetation fire in a week. this fire was reported just before 11:30 yesterday morning. the crews got there and blaze had consumed an acre and burning toward the east bay mud reservoir. fire was contained to three acres. nobody was hurt. it is considered suspicious. >>> 6:35. what the level, for example, of wildfires, the level of threat, danger? >> i would say with the cool temperatures, the following out there, probably diminished. back in the midwest, mike? >> we were feeling your pain last week. >> which one was it? >> it was both. it's fun to taste it and appreciated what we had. here is a look, nice to see acre back. area of low pressure bringing the sea breeze. it's why we have a patchy drizzle to contend with. and check out winds southwest 9, oakland, west at 10. napa southeasterly wind 25 at fairfield where a nice sea breeze is shooting through the central valley. temperature is one degree warmer in los gatos. two in san jose, everybody else at the same or five degrees cooler than yesterday. clouds hang around through 8:00. we'll still be in the 50s. by
with big business. they break stories on big business is being corrupt. then you have the right of center papers that are obsessed with big corporations -- i mean, with big government. there. it is cool parity i am not for the outing -- the suppression of the adding of corrupt republicans. there is a huge difference. i am totally for all of these republican screwballs to get into trouble getting fired or quit saying today that they get caught, not stretching out for three ludicrous unbelievably weeks. thank you very much, congressman weiner. thank you. i loved every second of it, congressman weiner. especially the hack part. i am the hacker. so we are fighting back. we are entering a phase where objective and neutral journalism is now laughable thing of the fast. it does not exist. i met the people that trotter pretzel themselves into being totally neutral. no one is neutral in the entire world. you have used the cudgel of false neutrality as a means to push the american narrative to the left for the last 40 years. to hell with it. i am sorry that i am being honest and i believe in freedo
was the scene like outside? we're showing some of the video here, people had signs up but how big of a crowd, how rowdy of a crowd? >> reporter: there were hundreds of people out there. the emotions seemed to be just the same as what we had seen outside the courthouse, particularly after the verdict was read. this time there was a sense of a moment, a crescendo of emotion right there at the moment of release. people gathered there just for anticipating that event, they were prepared to shout the things they had been thinking about for the past couple of weeks. it was that moment, everything did transpire peacefully, again, there was a heavy police presence. there were a lot of officers on horseback to make sure the crowd stayed where they were supposed to stay and the suv casey anthony was in was able to leave without any problems what sofr. this transpired in a matter of seconds. she walked out, she got into a vehicle, the vehicle sped away on to the expressway. minutes after that, the hundreds of people that were there dispersed and presumably went home. >> david mattingly, we appreciate i
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-old lynx who shuddered at the thought of diversity. >> we don't want it. just be a big muddle. we just want to preserve our race. >> reporter: the twins say they're quite liberal now, embracing medical marijuana after lynx was diagnosed with cancer freshman year and lamb sought relief from back pain and scoliosis. for lynx and lamb, grooming into white supremacy started at birth. they were nurtured on racist beliefs by their mother april, who is unapologetic about her parenting and her beliefs. >> we were christians, they would be singing christian rock songs. but we're not, we're white nationalists. so of course that's a part of our life and i'm -- i share that part of my life with my children. >> reporter: but today, april believes the girls are just falling into peer pressure. they're saying what everyone wants to hear so they won't be harassed anymore. let's face it, it's not popular to be a white separatist. and they want to be popular. the girls, however, say this is who they are. and that time, experience, and love has changed them for the better. lamb says, we just want to come from
with fake documents to get real passports and then come to the u.s. and a big part of the problem is that countries aren't sharing information with each other. part of this government accountability office report says "even when countries have terrorist screening information, they may not have reciprocal relationships to share such information or other traveler information such as passenger airline lists with other countries to limit the ability of preventing travel of known or suspected terrorists." even though a passport can't kill someone, it can help a bad guy get in position to do some serious damage. >> travel documents are the same as weapons to terrorists. they can't carry out their plots without them. with our partners, and again, some of that is out of our control. we're closer to a c. >> and this gao report deals heavily with the breakdown, basically in communication with other countries. here at home, though, we are not perfect because since november 2001, just a few weeks after 9/11, there have been 25,000 security breaches at u.s. airports. that's about seven a day a
to a default or to a downgrade. suzanne? >> that's a big deal. alison, it's been really hot. really, really hot this summer. what if your favorite drink disappeared from the stores. here's what is happening in minnesota. their budget crisis might actually turn into a beer emergency for some folks. a beer emergency. because the state has shut down and nobody is there to renew the permits and blue moon, you name them, so, you know, that's what they are dealing with there. you might have to switch to buzz wiser. i don't know what you drink. what do you drink? >> i'll go right to the hard stuff. to tequila. >> oh, geez, that's not supposed to be the solution here. go to the hard stuff. we'll see what happens. we will see what happens. but that's just one of the many things that we're looking at when we talk about this economic crisis that is turning into a beer emergency. alison, don't do that hard stuff. >> all right. okay. >>> here's a reminder to vote for the story you'd like to see. you can cast your vote by texting 22360. text 1 for crack down on china, homemade guns flooding on to the streets
as three doors down, they've had all kinds of platinum records and big time hits. they'll be performing live on our concert stage out on the plaza today. and of course, famous dave's cooking up barbecue all morning long so if you're in the neighborhood, stop by 48th and sixth avenue, not a free concert but free breakfast and you might meet clayton morris. >> if you're lucky. i won't make any promises. friends e-mailed me last night, three doors down, huge fans. >> that could be three drawers down baseed on that guy in the video. he was in his drawers. that's a wake-up call. that guy in his drawers as well as your headlines this morning. he didn't want to kill terrorists in afghanistan perhaps because he wanted to kill americans right here at home. awol soldier may have been inspired by al-qaida cleric copycat to the ft. hood massacre, they are checking into that following his arrest and confession that he wanted to, "get even" with the army allegedly plotting two attacks near the base. the suspected gunman in the original attack had direct contact with awlaki. yesterday, they announced
? >>> plus our big city crowd has gone a bit country this morning for one of the hottest acts around. blake shelton. look at that crowd. the cma's male vocalist of the year takes over our summer concert stage in the 8:30 half-hour. >>> first let's begin with this fatal fall at a baseball game. kim fisher from kxas the nbc station in dallas is at the rangers ballpark in arlington. kim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. everyone out here is simply in shock over what happened here last night. it started off as a typical play. josh hamilton, snagged a foul ball, he went to toss it up into the stands. but it is what happened in the seconds after that that simply shocked everyone. 39-year-old shannon stone who had come to the game with his son, reached out to grab that ball and he fell over the railing. now some of the people who were around did try to grab him but they just couldn't do it as he fell over. he did fall 20 feet but what we understand is that he was coherent while he was down there talking with paramedics, asking about his son, making sure his son was okay. some of the f
. this is a monsoon storm that kicks up desert dust but rarely this size, rarely this big. some reports had this dust cloud 60 miles wide. it should down the airport for a while. knocked out power to thousands of people. 60 miles. huge. >>> this week, facebook launched a new way to video chat with your friend. how does it compare to the new service google is developing. we'll compare the two for you. seafood feast for $15. start with soup then have salad and biscuits followed by 1 of 7 delicious entrees and finish with something sweet all for just $15. right now at red lobster. morning starts with arthritis pain... that's two pills before the first bell. [ bell rings ] it's time for recess... and more pills. afternoon art starts and so does her knee pain, that's two more pills. almost done, but hang on... her doctor recommended aleve because it can relieve pain all day with just two pills. this is lisa... who switched to aleve and fewer pills for a day free of pain. and get the all day pain relief of aleve in liquid gels. man on tv: ...rbis and 36 homers. swings at the first pitch and fouls it deep b
examined all the pieces of a potential big deal, spending cuts, entitlement reforms, savings from the tax cut and employment insurance. the big deal is his preference but he'd accept a small $2 trillion deal. there's also a proposal by senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell to give the president the authority to extend the debt ceiling through 2012 without the consent. >> he described it as a last ditch effort in case we're unable to do anything else and what may look like something less than optimal today if we're unable to get to an agreement might look pretty good a couple of weeks from now. >> reporter: that fallback agreement is looking more and more likely. sources say that the person who made the most of the argument on wednesday, eric cantor, didn't even open his mouth yesterday in the meeting, and they say that they expect things to move forward, but they don't know how fast. there's no meeting today, but we will hear from the president at a news conference later this morning. >> bill, thanks. we will be carrying that news conference for you here on cbss apart of our special cov
, and it does not get any stronger than fdr. were big business interests attacking fdr at the time? you better believe it. they plotted a coup against him. he said i welcome their hatred, but i am coming. he came and did a new deal for this country and the middle- class. we created a middle-class between 1947 and 1977, the income of the bottom fifth group at a higher rate than the top fifth. that seems unimaginable now. look what happened. when you care about the middle- class, and democrats cared about the middle class, they fought for the middle class. fdr did that, and even up to the 1970's, liberals were so strong, they got richard nixon to pass that dpj, to start the epa. can you imagine? you had ralph nader running roughshod in the 1970's. seat belts, osha, the list goes on and on. of all the regulations we did to help real america, why did it change? people say ronald reagan. it was before reagan. supreme court -- two supreme court decisions made all the difference. political speech was a first amendment right. the disaster began there. in 1978, first national bank of boston said that c
current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simply no way to escape. how long will all this last? we'll check in with al roker on that in just a moment. >>> then we're going to talk about wendy murdoch, the wife of rupert murdoch. she was the first person to leap to her husband's defense when a protester tried to hit him in the face with a pie as he was testifying in fr
that president obama told congressional leaders in the room last night that he still wants the big deal. $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years. speaker john boehner says he wants to, too. but there's no path to get there. the clclk is ticking. the major sticking point, whether it's a large part of tax reform, wages on top wage earners go up. democrats say speaker b bhner agreed to put on the table letting the tax cuts for the wealthiest americans expire. but then could not take the heat from his republican caucus. >> this is serious stuff. we've got to be able to deliver on this promise. and i'll make sure that's done and no tax increases. >> reporter: republicans say that the problem is president obama hahabeen unable to bring his own party around to own entitlement spending medicare medicaid, social security, that he put on the table. tick tock. the goal is to reach an agreement in the next couple of weeks so that the law can be written and passed before the deadline of august 2nd, that's when the federal government is slated to run out of money. w
the northeast will see a big relief from these hot temperatures back to normal with a high of 82°. texas, still expecting triple digit highs 103 in dallas. raleigh, north carolina still above average high at 95. >> arthel: it stays hot at night, i know here in new york. people who are healthy and strong, they are becoming overwhelmed by the heat. >> very important to stay safe. some areas during this heatwave their nighttime lows with were hotter than their daytime average high temperatures. the entire day throughout the overnight hours they were looking at temperatures above average. it is incredible how massive and powerful this past heatwave was. fortunately, almost over for some folks. >> rick: a lot of people look to go into the water to find relief from this heat. you have to be safe. there's a search underway in western wisconsin after two boats collided. two people were killed in the crash. one from each boat. two men are still missing both in their 20s. one was arrested. another three sent to local hospitals. police say people onboard had gathered for an upcoming wedding. they are look
but your book "the big sort" goes beyond that and doesn't talk about the sorting out that occurred at the sort of the political class level but you go much deeper of the sorting out that's kird among -- occurred among americans. give us the overview of how you came into this. >> we came into it because we were interested in why. i lived from kentucky and moved to texas. we wanted to know why some places were getting richer and other places were getting poorer. what we found was that overtime places in the united states are getting increasingly different from one another in a fundamental way. so for instance, up until the early 19 0's most cities were getting closer together in terms of the percentage of people who lived there, percentage of adults with b.a. degrees. since that time until the last figures i looked at in 2009, most places were falling away from the mean. people with college degrees are clustering in some places and abandoning areas. the same with true with patent production. so economic production began to differ increasingly from place to place. income differential
of the american workforces now taking a big hit. as we told you yesterday, the unemployment rate for june rose to 9.2%. that's the highest this year. there is also news that among the ranks of government employees of all levels 39,000 jobs were lost in june. elaine quijano on the status of public workers and what that could mean for everyone. >> reporter: when emergency calls come in, it's hard for matthew bennett to sit still. >> i've got got to sit on the sidelines, like the basketball player who has a bad knee. wants to play but can't play. >> reporter: for nearly five years, he worked as a firefighter in camden, new jersey. in january he was one of 60 to be laid-off. one-third of the department. >> i don't know what i'm going to do. i'm 36, i've got a high school education, i thought i had a career and now i don't. >> reporter: public sector jobs like his were along considered one of the most secure in hard times but that's changing. since september of 2008, 464,000 local government jobs have been eliminated. nearly 100,000 of those cuts have happened this year alone. larry burns is more.
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